- Anzac sons: mateship, bravery and sacrifice
Anzac sons: mateship, bravery and sacrifice
'Well dear Jim it breaks my heart to write this letter. Our dear (brother) was killed yesterday morning at 5.30. The bullet killed him instantly and he never spoke a word. I had just left him and gone down the trench to see the other lads when I was called back. Oh Jim it is awful… Oh I do hope he is the last.'
It is April 27, 1918. Jim’s brother writes from the battlefields of France. Of five brothers serving on the Western Front, three have given their lives; another has been hospitalised.
In Mologa, Victoria, once a bustling community, stands a lonely stone memorial. Etched within the granite are the names of the Marlow brothers and their mates, a testament to ordinary people who became heroes.
Anzac Sons: Mateship, Bravery and Sacrifice is composed of a collection of over 500 letters and postcards written by the brothers who served. From the training grounds of Victoria, Egypt and England to the Western Front battlefields – Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines, Menin Road, Passchendaele, Villers-Bretonneux and the battles of 1918 – this compelling true story was compiled by the granddaughter of a surviving brother. She takes us on her journey as she walks in the footsteps of her ancestors.
Details: Biography/True Story, published 2022.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs), 692 pages.
Dimensions: 23.0 cm (h) x 15.5 cm (w) x 3.5 cm (d) / 995 grams.